This tour is all about enjoying the lively local folklore music and dancing, as you travel along St Petersburg's waterways and see the magnificent waterfront. Look out for the Vasilievsky Island with the Red Rostral Columns, the Peter and Paul Fortress and the stately Winter Palace and Hermitage buildings. And that’s not all. Keep an eye out for the palaces and all those other famous monuments that fill a thousand guide books. Keep your camera close at hand when your boat approaches Aurora Battleship. It signalled the start of the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917 by firing a blank shot from its bow gun.
There will be about a 600m walk, and between 5 and 20 steps to board the boat. The Neva Boats do not have storage for wheelchairs. We suggest that you do not also book the Yusupov Palace & Canal Cruise during your time in St Petersburg as you will repeat some of the highlights included in this tour.
If you’re planning to go ashore in St Petersburg don’t forget, if you join us on one of our organised shore excursions, you’re covered by our group visa. But if you wish to go ashore independently at anytime you’ll need to obtain your own visa from the Russian Federation Embassy prior to your cruise.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.